Swimming with friendly seals on the Scottish coast
A boat trip guided by knowledgeable experts
Snorkel with seals in clear water
Spot lots of other wildlife along the way
Swim with seals off the Scottish coast with this exciting wildlife excursion for two. Beginning in Oban and ideal for beginners, set off on a boat with wetsuits, snorkelling gear and a team of experts. Head towards a large seal colony of harbour, grey and common seals and find out how friendly these creatures are (on arrival, typically about 10 or 20 seals surround the boat). With everyone in the water, the seals zoom around, eager to play. The water is some of the clearest in Scotland and only a few metres deep, so there's no need for heavy dive gear! It's an amazing opportunity to get up-close to these playful creatures and there's even more wildlife to spot on the journey there and back, including dolphins, sharks, eagles and red deer.
This is a seasonal experience that runs between May and September.
Minimum age 18. Participants need to be reasonably fit to undertake a full day at sea. Not recommended for anyone susceptible to sea sickness. As this involves boats with ladders, it's unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility restrictions.
This experience is cancelled in adverse weather conditions, please contact the venue before setting off if in doubt.
8 - 9 hrs
Lasts between eight and nine hours with a break for lunch (refreshments and snacks are provided but please bring along a packed lunch).
Numbers on the Day
There are a maximum of 11 participants on the boat.
Life jackets are provided. Please wear sensible shoes and wrap up warm in chillier weather. A change of clothes is recommended. Binoculars and information guides are available onboard, but don't forget your camera to capture those wildlife close ups.
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